Cameroon – Eseka tragedy: Two families on a head to head quarrel as they both claim the same body!

Written by Deckson N.

Each of them think they have found the body of their relative. The solution has not yet been found.

Families are scrambling for the same body. In hospitals, the mobilization is particular to the management of the wounded who are nearly 560. The atmosphere is also special in morgues about this tragedy which officially killed 79 people.

According to the Minister of Public Health, Andre Mama Fouda, 24 bodies have been identified at the morgue of the Eséka hospital and 28 in the morgue of the central hospital in Yaounde. Just that the identification process of the victims are facing some difficulties. A situation described La Nouvelle Expression (LNE), in its issue of October 25, 2016.

After the Muslim family yesterday, which was allowed to collect his body on this Sunday, it is now the turn of two families to come. The focus of their anger, the body of a woman, claimed by both families as their own. The first family, of Muslim origin, said they  recognized their beautiful daughter. According to them, this is Madame Adjara, wife of their son, who would have gone to give birth in Maroua, and returning from the north, to join her husband living in Douala. She unfortunately died with her newborn. The second family, obviously Bassa’a, is also claiming the body. For members of this second family, the body would be identified as that of Pulchérie Mireille, aged 37 and mother of six children who died in the accident, “recalls LNE.

Each family has tried, through explanations to prove that the body is theirs. “The first family from the north says their daughter wore scars on the face: three from each side. Except that the body quarreled has been distorted as a result of the accident. They say to have distinguished navel, rings, hands and feet. Signs that also distinguishes another family with the same certainty of being its owner. The ministerial visit of André Mama Fouda, and Issa Bakary Tchiroma (Minister of Communication Editor’s note) was not able to end this dispute. The hospital until late afternoon, had no means for these two families to have their remains, “says the newspaper.

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